Messiah

The Greek form Messias is a transliteration of the Hebrew, Messiah, "the anointed". The word appears only twice of the promised prince (Daniel 9:26; Psalm 2:2); yet, when a name was wanted for the promised one......

Widow

Canonical prescriptions concerning widows in the Old Testament refer mainly to the question of remarriage. If a man died without children, his widow was obliged to marry her deceased husband's brother.....

Son of Man

In the Old Testament "son of man" is always translated in the Septuagint without the article as anthropou. It is employed as a poetical synonym for man, or for the ideal man, e.g. "God is not as a man, that he should lie nor as a son of man, that he should be changed....

Bethany

A village of Palestine, fifteen furlongs, or one mile and three-quarters, east of Jerusa-lem, at the base of the south-western slope of the Mount of Olives. It is not mentioned in the Old Testament; in the New Testament ...

Truth

In Scripture, truth is characterized by both qualitative and quantitative aspects. In the historical narratives of the Old Testament, truth is identified with personal veracity and historical factuality......

Fig

The fig tree is one of the more frequently mentioned trees in the Scriptures. It was from its leaves that Adam and Eve made their first covering. The fig tree was valued first of all for its delicious, sweet fruit......

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